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month to keep up with the growing population. president obama and his rival mitt romney have a matter of days to swing voters their way. the mayor of new york knows who he will support. michael bloomberg says superstorm sandy has helped him make up his mind. rally inent obama's colorado in 2008, a young adoring crowd. >> are you fired up? [cheers] >> the placards or different, but the change is still on the agenda. it is just that change takes time, he says. >> you know where i stand and you know i'm willing to make tough decisions even when they are not politically convenient. [cheers and applause] >> the looked like he was enjoying himself, which was not always the case in this campaign. people wondered after he still had a fight in him, after his first debate. he also had good reason to smile. the unexpected backing of new york mayor michael bloomberg, out from managing the city's response to hurricane sandy to endorse president obama. he was not un critical of the president, but he link to the hurricane to climate change and said that the storm has brought tuesday's election into
states take this seriously. listen to your state and local elected officials. >> president obama has to oversee the hurricane response in the midst of an election. how he handled the crisis could impact the results. the storm is disrupting campaign stops and early voting schedules. it is clearing supermarket shelves in new york, one of the major cities in its past president. and scrambled to stock up on batteries, a tortoise, and canned fruits -- torches. the new york stock exchange will close its trading floor. the prospect of weather systems colliding makes people apprehensive with a fear that they are headed for a perfect storm. bbc news, new york. >> let's go live to staten island in new york. a resident is joining us. what is it like and how worried are you? >> i am really not worried, because we have taken all the precautions we can, short of evacuating. we have enough food to last a couple days. are you on the ground floor? what have you done to protect your property? >> we don't really have anything outside the house. but we have a seat for property -- a sea-floor property. >
to be the worst storm ever seen on that side of the u.s.. at least 40 people have been killed. president obama's battle with sandy is still very much alive. in just the last hour or so, there has been some indication of a return of normality. there will be extra flights as well to assist stranded passengers. >> a second night in the dark for the city that never sleeps, the manhattan skyline just a shadow of itself. water is still everywhere in the subways and tunnels. above ground, the trains are not running either. >> this is a devastating storm. perhaps the worst we have ever experienced. our first responders have been heroic in saving lives. they are still conducting life- saving search and rescue missions and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. >> all day, people surveyed the damage, the worst of it in the boroughs like staten island. >> when they tell you to stay inside, stay inside. >> sandy is pushing in land, blizzards are paralyzing parts of west virginia and tennessee. president barack obama has warned that the storm is not over. >> my instruction to the federal agencies have
corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, bbc world news. >> president obama on the comfort trail in new jersey, a state devastated by the storm. >> we are here for you, and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> a huge explosion kills at least 22 people in the saudi arabian capital after a fuel tanker crashes. the trial begins of the whistle-blowing greek journalist charged after trying to expose wealthy tax avoiders. he tells us why he acted. >> the government has lied and have made a mockery of the greek people with this list. they were obliged to pass it to parliament or to the justice system. > w i'm david eades. also coming up in the program -- how does china spread the wealth? we reflect on one of the great challenges facing the next generation of leaders. and from action man to a man of inaction, does this latest stunt explain president putin's bad back and the cancellation of appointments? >> hello. thanks very much for being with us. millions of americans are grad weight waking up to a third day
including small children that had to be rushed out of their. president barack obama declaring a disaster area in new york and we are hearing that a levee breach in new jersey outside of new york. the stock exchange in new york city is going to be closed for a second straight day. almost 5 million people here in the united states are without power this morning. 8 states are going to be experiencing no fallout. folks are still very worried about putting this morning. >> interesting the way you talk about new york state in particular. do the people in maryland field that they got away with it? >> i would not say that because right now folks have not gone out to survey the damage them that we will know the impact in the days to come. there are a lot of people trap and a number of people who took refuge in shelters and left their homes. we are going to have to see how devastating this was. >> thanks very much. in just over a week's time, china's communist party will begin the process of appointing a new generation of leaders. there is one area argued that china lags behind the u.s. that is ho
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